Outfitters and Guide Services in the Big South Fork

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Date: June 11, 2015
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-9778
Contact: Chris Derman, 423-569-9778

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area offers many recreational possibilities to discover and explore. There are a number of permitted outfitters and guide services to make your trip more memorable and enjoyable.

Water activity services include:

  • Guided and non-guided river trips (whitewater rafting, canoeing, tubing, and kayaking), equipment rentals (canoes, tubes, rafts) and river shuttles; contact Sheltowee Trace Outfitters at 1-800-541-RAFT or www.ky-rafting.com
  • Instruction and custom lessons on kayaking the river; contact the Ace Kayaking School at (423) 716-7666, info@acekayaking.com, or www.acekayaking.com
  • Self-guided kayaking trips as well as a variety of kayak equipment rentals; contact Borderland Expeditions at 1-844-344-2109, borderlandexpeditions.com, or info@borderlandexpeditions.com

Mountain biking activity services include:

  • Self-guided mountain biking or mountain bike equipment rentals; contact Borderland Expeditions at 1-844-344-2109, borderlandexpeditions.com, or info@borderlandexpeditions.com

Horse riding activity services include:

Guided hiking services include:

Shuttle services include:

The park is always recruiting any interested applicants to provide services to visitors in the park such as hayrides, swimming lessons, or a hot dog stand. Depending on the type of business applied for, there will be some requirements such as being open on weekends and having insurance. Approved applicants may charge a reasonable fee for any days of operation with the exception of special event days such as the Storytelling Festival. For more information and/or how to apply for a business permit, contact the park's Fee Manager at (423) 569-2404, extension 240, or by email at tish_neal@nps.gov.

Last updated: August 5, 2015

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4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841


(423) 569-9778

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